Centenary of Canberra wants your car photos

Barcham 3 September 2013 4


I have never understood mankind’s love affair with cars, but I have loved a bike or two so I guess it’s the same thing.

If you’ve ever known the love of an automobile, and have some photos or said automobile, you may be interested in this, the Centenary of Canberra are calling for car photos from ACT car lovers in the ACT region to be the concert backdrop for SPIN Saturday on the 19th October.

“We want photos that show the love Canberrans have for their first car, family car or favourite car,” said the General Manager of the Centenary, Adam Stankevicius.

“It could be from its latest show‘n shine, on your family holiday, at a car show, against a great sunset or out on the road. The photos can be colour, black and white or sepia-toned.”

Photos will be used by the Centenary to create a huge backdrop for the car-themed concert by The Petrolsexuals, a band created especially for SPIN Saturday. Mark Seymour of Hunters and Collectors will lead a thumping rock unit to perform songs that all feature lyrics, rants and rhythms about cars.

“Mark and the director of the event, Donna Jackson, would like to show nostalgic or treasured images provided by Canberrans on the big screen behind the band,” Mr Stankevicius said.

“Mark is a great car lover, and this gig will be his musical tribute to cars he has loved and lost and neverforgotten. So we are inviting local car lovers to send in images of their cars, with descriptions and the stories behind them.”

Mr Stankevicius said that the images should be captioned and name the person or people in the photo and the make and year of the car.

“If there is a story behind the photo, feel free to tell us about it. If there’s an opportunity to further profile the story of you and your car as part of the celebration of SPIN, we’ll get in touch,” he said.

The images should be sent as high-resolution jpegs (at least 1MB in size) to canberra100@act.gov.au by Friday 13 September.

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4 Responses to Centenary of Canberra wants your car photos
taninaus taninaus 1:32 pm 04 Sep 13

no idea why she is playing “i’m a little teapot” in the picture though??

Aeek Aeek 8:43 pm 03 Sep 13

another Merc, amazing it hasn’t been abandoned in the middle of the road.

poetix poetix 6:05 pm 03 Sep 13


Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 2:39 pm 03 Sep 13

“I have never understood mankind’s love affair with cars…”

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